RFL BOARD DISCUSS CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON FUTURE
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The Rugby Football League have released the following statement on the future of the 2020 Betfred Championship season.
25 June 2020
Swinton officials attended today’s Betfred Championship and League One forum to discuss the future of the 2020 season.
Swinton Lions officials attended today’s Betfred Championship and League One forum to discuss the future of the 2020 season, following the suspension of the season.
The Club were represented by directors Steve Wild and Stuart Fletcher at the meeting, which was chaired by RFL Chair Simon Johnson.
The clubs discussed a range of issues, with the main topic of discussion to consider options for the 2020 season, following its suspension on March 16.
Reports from the two working groups that had been set up at the last Forum, in mid-May, were presented – one on cost and logistics, the other on revenue opportunities.
A range of views were expressed by clubs, both on the issues involved – now involving the possible return of crowds to sport later in the year – and on when a decision should be made regarding the 2020 season.
The clubs will now be invited to present their views formally via a survey, and those views will be carried forward to the next RFL Board meeting on July 6.
Clubs also considered a presentation on recommendations from the RFL Laws Committee meeting earlier this month, focusing on the reasons for changes recommended for the 2020 season – which will also be carried forward to the July RFL Board meeting.